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Stephanie Hurlburt on Twitter: "A bunch of people are asking what resources I recommend to start learning graphics programming. So you get a thread on it!"
"A bunch of people are asking what resources I recommend to start learning graphics programming. So you get a thread on it!

I really enjoy giving beginner-level workshops. Here are two that focus on graphics:

If you're a graphics coder reading this wondering how you can host a workshop too, I've written about that:

I also wrote my own little writeup on graphics, notes from when Rich & I were helping Sophia learn graphics.

One more graphics workshop-- this one includes a raytracing and particle demo for you to play with.

I love @baldurk 's blog series, "Graphics in Plain Language"

For those ready to wade into advanced waters, "A trip through the graphics pipeline" by @rygorous is great

This online book is just an amazing introduction to shaders, by @patriciogv and @_jenlowe_

Prepare yourself for a monster list of graphics resources on this site! My favorite is the SIGGRAPH papers.

I'm a big fan of Cinder and OpenFramworks, both C++/graphics. They are what I started from.

BGFX is also great!

For a more beginner friendly library, Processing is simply lovely.

Shaders! GLSLSandbox is more beginner-friendly, Shadertoy if you want to see some crazy shit

Can't go without mentioning @CasualEffects 's Graphics Codex-- excellent and comprehensive graphics resource.

I stand by this advice on how to approach learning graphics programming.
[image with screenshot of chat]

Since we're now on the topic of getting jobs, do mock interviews and get mentors and talk to people. ["Attn coders who struggle w these, or jr coders:

It is your homework to set up a mock interview w one of these folks"]

My mentor list is FULL of graphics programmers. They all love helping you. I do need to update it with more.

People ask me about learning math and I point them to @EricLengyel 's book

GPU Performance for Game Artists by @keithoconor

There are more resources I didn't mention. Check out the last two slides of this , and

This is a good little collection of resources on advanced GPU optimization and documentation.

Destiny's Multithreaded Rendering Architecture by @mirror2mask

An important point: The vast majority of graphics coders I know don't know math very well. Don't be scared away if you aren't a math person.

I say this as someone who adores math, was expecting to use it all the time, & only ever needed basic linear algebra for my graphics work.

Someone made a Slack chat for graphics programming learning/development! Both experienced folks + newbies welcome. ["Great idea. We have a Slack group here:

Invite link here: "]"
graphics  programming  howto  tutorials  stephaniehurlburt  via:datatelling  math  mathematics  coding  via:robertogreco 
august 2017 by xyzzyb
How To Save The Princess In 8 Programming Languages
Programming sucks. This fairytale comic shows the different ways in which programming languages could fail you in the fantasy kingdom.
programming  humor  via:kger 
january 2017 by xyzzyb
PDE-Based Image Compression
Mathematical Image Analysis Group, Saarland University
compression  images  programming  algorithm 
may 2016 by xyzzyb
This book takes a single line of code--the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title--and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture.
programming  basic  commodore64 
may 2016 by xyzzyb
Markov Chains
Markov chains, named after Andrey Markov, are mathematical systems that hop from one "state" (a situation or set of values) to another
algorithms  programming  visualization 
march 2016 by xyzzyb
Introducing Kafka Streams: Stream Processing Made Simple
Very excited to announce Kafka Streams - the simplest way to do stream processing using @apachekafka
programming  kafka 
march 2016 by xyzzyb
The Sadness and Beauty of Watching Google’s AI Play Go
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — At first, Fan Hui thought the move was rather odd. But then he saw its beauty. “It’s not a human move. I’ve never seen a human play this…
programming  google  go 
march 2016 by xyzzyb
Advent of Code
I’m still playing catch up, but the Advent of Code is mighty fun:
programming  advent  AdventOfCode 
december 2015 by xyzzyb
The Best Regex Trick
So you're doubtful at the mention of a "best regex trick"? Fine. I'll concede right away that deciding what constitutes the best technique in any field is a curly matter. When you start out with…
regular_expression  howto  regexp  programming  regex 
october 2015 by xyzzyb
Decoupling Ruby Applications with Amazon SNS & SQS | Kapost Engineering
As the Kapost development team has grown, we found that we’ve reached a threshold where it has become necessary to break our application apart into smaller, more manageable pieces.  This…
scala-(programming-language)  scalability  programming  rubymotion 
july 2015 by xyzzyb
Researchers prove HTML5 can be used to hide malware
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programming  html5  distributed-computing  web-development 
july 2015 by xyzzyb
for(;;);: ICFP Contest 2008
So, I just finished sleeping off a "double all-nighter" for the ICFP Programming Contest. The task this year was to write a controller for a Mars rover. The program would connect to a server which would send it periodic telemetry updates and then it would send back instructions, either Accelerate, Brake, Left, or Right. I had tried to get a team together for this contest, but it was apparently a busy weekend and all my programmer friends had other plans.

After thinking about the problem (and my situation as a solo entry) for a few minutes, I decided it would be interesting to see if I could write it in TeX. Lately I've been writing a whole lot of TeX for Andy Ruina, as well as for a macro package (inlinedef) I recently submitted to CTAN, so the idea didn't seem too crazy ("When all you've got is a hammer...").
programming  tex  contest  mars  rover 
march 2015 by xyzzyb
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